PARADIGM productions presents
THE SCAVENGER'S DAUGHTER
by SUSANNA FOURNIER
directed by TED WITZEL
The world premiere was presented as part of the official 40th anniversary season of BUDDIES IN BAD TIMES THEATRE JANUARY 15 - 27th, 2019
At the edge of an unknown empire, Jack, Ash, and Sarah have grown up in a war that’s been waging for 20 years. Jack’s only weeks away from civilian life, his freedom from the army having been bought for him by a mysterious philosopher who taught him to read and write. All he has to do is wait, smash Sarah’s heart, and keep in line. But when rations wear thin and the king seizes the opium trails, Jack and Ash must fight their way through the violence of withdrawal, scarcity, militarization, and each other.
The Scavenger’s Daughter is Rated R for language, injectable substances, dark comedy, shitty boyfriends, “locker talk”, nightmares, famine, sexual content, guns, depictions of neo-liberal warfare in the service of imperial capitalism, and exploding toxic ideas of what it means to be a man, a nation, and a citizen.
Listen to the radio-drama podcast version of The Scavenger's Daughter.
Starring SAMANTHA BROWN, CARLOS GONZALEZ-VIO, JOSH JOHNSTON, CONOR WYLIE, CHRISTOPHER STANTON
producer ALISON WONG
production dramaturge SINA GILANI
scenography by MICHELLE TRACEY / Triga
sound design by BEN MCCARTHY
projection design by WESLEY MCKENZIE
with collaboration from EMPIRE TRILOGY designers: ALEXANDRA LORD, SHANNON LEA DOYLE, KAITLIN HICKEY, MICHAEL F BERGMANN, CHRISTOPHER ROSS-EWART
This production is generously supported by The Storefront Theatre. Production stills by Haley Garnett and Bernie Fournier.